Hello and welcome to Hamish. This is a very sweet dog who wouldn't say boo to a goose!
His mum felt he was starting to have trouble with the stairs, so it was time for some help.
The vet referred her straight to physio.
We did an exam and found her weaknesses and her areas of discomfort.
We did our treatment and set her up with a home regime.
Hamish is doing really well.
Starting early means both mum have time to learn and adapt to the new lifestyle. It also means the changes are smaller than when you wait until things are really bad.
Remember, age is just a number and getting old is not a disease. We can manage the things that happen as our bodies wear out, and we can be more comfy.
Keep up the good work mum and Hamish!
Hello and welcome to Tilly. She is an anxious collie but full of love.
She has had a mass on her carpus/ wrist for many years. More rescently mum started to notice her struggeling on at limb. She saw the vet who prescribed pain relief and physio.
On exam we noticed that the wrist actually droped to the side and there is immence stain in the colateral ligament
This is one of many that hold the wrist in place. Its less than ideal if its broken
So we have started ultrasound.
This is being well tolerated. There are excercises to go with this.
Tilly is doing well and has regained her spring in her step....scarily this also means lawn mower chasing. What a monkey!
Keep up the good work mum and Tilly!
Hello and welcome to Dexter. So sweet, but a little shy.
This poor boy had elbow dysplasia. So he went for a much needed arthroscopy. The bad bits of elbow were removed.
Whilst this all sounds wonderful, as it often is. This is not a perfect surgery an sometimes they are seemingly worse after. It doesn't mean the surgery wasn't worth doing, as the long term damage caused by leaving the bad bits of elbow in, will be very panful in the future and can potentially mean the elbow is worse in the long run.
So as sad as it was to see Dexter more sore, it was likely it was the right thing to do. But they needed more help for him. So they have come for rehabillitation.
We have assesed his needs and set a program to maintain his range of movement, build the lost muscle bulk, and relieve discomfort.
We have a long road ahead, but we are pleased to say, Dexter is making good progress.
Well done Dexter and family!